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I needed to get away.
My ex was getting married.
So, I left.
The English countryside was a picture-perfect escape.
The dashing stranger an even better one.
And what started as a chance encounter quickly became more.
He promised to show me how to live, how to feel alive and forget a past best forgotten.
He made me believe things could be different.
That was until I found out who he
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Published May 27th 2019
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Eve (Between The Bookends)
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description So where to begin? I wanted to love this book. It had all the makings of an angsty 5 Star read. A hot British royal. A feisty heroine. Secrets. Lies. Hot sex. Sweet moments. Romantic moments. And the first 60% was fantastic and heading in that direction. Then the other shoe dropped and the last 40% of this book was drama llama overload. Time jumps. An entire year separation where the heroine (view spoiler) (Although, props to
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L.J. Shen
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oliver = my ultimate book boyfriend.
This book is not to be missed!
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
3.5 “See. Fate. Live a Little.”Stars


Don’t Exist in Life.....Live In Your Life.

A sweet romance, full of angst, drama, a little comedy, and a second chance at love, that was told in dual POVs. While this story had all the makings of a great read, I had some conflicts. I loved the first half of the book. I thought there was great chemistry and banter between Oliver and Addison. But about 60% into the read, I started to dislike the heroine. She drove me crazy with her stubbornness. I got it and unde
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Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle
***FULL REVIEW - AVAILABLE NOW***

5 Charming CROWNS

Ava Harrison's Deceit is filled with a angst, emotion, a charming as heck hero, and a heroine struggling to overcome heartbreak. I found these two to be endearing, sexy, and most importantly an example that love can be healing.

Ollie! My man. There are not words that will do him adequate justice. He is just all the things a hero should be. He is utterly delectable in looks and personality. I love that he brings the heroine out of her shell. He bri
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Dora Koutsoukou
2 😞😤⭐️s

Although I was intrigued by the synopsis, in the end I didn’t enjoy it.
All this push-pull and drama that took place made me discontented and the story felt cold and unemotional. I struggled to reach the last page...
Sophie
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sophie: "Ava, InTenTion is your best book to date, I wonder how you'll top it?"
Ava: "Hold my wine..."

*months later*

Ava: "Here you go, whenever you can get to it. No pressure."
Sophie: *sits on review for a week because Ava did in fact top it!*

Deceit is a breathtaking tale. I was captivated by EVERY SINGLE WORD in this story.

I'm baffled, by the way Ava spins a story of pure gold EVERY SINGLE TIME and makes each and every book more passionate, more emotional, more intense, more beautiful than th
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Anna
May 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
What a Trainwreck! What did I just read??
Everyone is cheater or lier.
Didn't like anything from this book.
Rochelle | Rochelle Reads ♡
May 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc


I wanted to fall in love with this romance so much, as it contained a perfect amount of features of an angst-ridden narrative full of heated moments, intense chemistry and deceitful secrets. Initially the execution was flawless and illustrated the characters’ dishonest intentions and vindictive actions in perfect fashion. However, the conclusion was lacklustre and transitioned downhill for numerous reasons—including the heroine’s terrible personality change.

She’s exquisite when she smil
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Carlene Inspired
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Deceit's plot line is exactly as the title suggest, a story about a relationship based on lies, the deceit of one character to another, all signs pointing at disaster. Only in this novel you want the deceit to be forgiven, Ava Harrison sees to that with compelling characters and the royal bloodline us readers are flocking to right now. It's the sort of novel that even deceives the reader, leaving you wondering if this romance has the ability to las
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A|R|B
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The British dialogue was good and the rest I just couldn’t get into. I found myself wanting to start another book around 40% but decided to stick with it, and then was pissed I didn’t around 80%. All in all, I finished and couldn’t tell you why.
CLEO
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-reads
**ARC REVIEW**
Addison is heart broken when her ex is getting married and to avoid attending the wedding with her family. She escapes to London on business or so everyone assumes.

Oliver - The Earl and silent playboy has been summoned by his mother to discover a piece of property that was once in their ownership may now become available. Oliver must do anything and everything to get possession of the property for his mother to secure her secret.

Allison falls for the endless charmer that Oliv
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
May 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: loved-it
I really need to read more from this author as this was a great read.

Deceit has two strong characters....Oliver and Addison.

Addison is a strong likeable character. She’s trying to move on after being hurt by an ex. Then she meets Olly. He’s an intriguing character.
The chemistry between them is hot.

How can a relationship built on lies and Deceit survive?

Deceit is a well written story told through two points of view. I enjoyed it.
Rhonda Ziglar
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 LOVE THIS BOOK STARS!! Ava Harrison has blown my mind again with her beautiful words. Olly and Addison's story is perfection with sexiness, love, humor, lies, and some suspense. The story kept me turning pages and never wanting it to end. This book will be one of my favorites for 2019.
A.
May 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
Sigh......

What a waste of a promising book. An unsatisfying plot and two uninteresting characters.
Chloe reads
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Cinderella stars

“He made his choice. This has nothing to do with you. He chose to lie. To be deceitful. He chose to use me. Hurt me. He chose to destroy me.”


Deceit is one rollercoaster. There are so many ups and downs, omg. I was hooked from the very beginning. I love Ava Harrison’s writing, and her heroes are always so fucking sexy and swoony. I can say that Oliver Blackthorn has officially become my new favourite. While I loved the first part of the book, I have to admit that I l
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Cindy M. Green
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lies. Can any relationship survive when it begins with lies?! Is that something you can come back from?! This is the biggest obstacle Olly and Addy will face as their relationship progresses. Sometimes secrets aren't yours to tell and that's the situation these two find themselves in.

Addy is strong, fierce and has built walls around her heart so high she's convinced herself there is no room for love in her future. She's so successful she's never sure of men's true intentions. She's guarded and k
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
DECEIT by Ava Harrison is the story of Addison Pierce and Oliver Blackthorn the 16th Earl of Lockhart.
Addison is a strong, successful independent women but she is having mixed emotions about her former boyfriend getting married. Addison thought he would be the love of her life. Addison heads to a village in England to escape her feelings, this puts her into meeting Oliver. Oliver is sent to the village to handle a Estate Land issue which leads him to befriend Addison to succeed at his mission. W
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❤Sana❤
Jun 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, ava-harrison
2,5 ⭐s

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

My least favorite book to author Ava Harrison. Too much unwanted drama with a bratty immiture heroine who was supposed to be a ruthless intimidating billionaire CEO.
book bruin
Jun 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
Audiobook Review

Overall 3 stars
Performance 4 stars
Story 2 stars

I really wanted to like this one, but sadly, all of the angst and drama just didn't work for me. I knew there would be lies and obviously deceit involved, but it just became too drawn out and over the top. Things were going well at the start and I felt fairly invested in Addison and Oliver and couldn't wait for all the secrets to come to light. Oliver was more on the arrogant side rather than charming for me, but I liked how he disar
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Babel
If there's a romance with heartbreak before the happy ending, I want to tap it ;-)

And this book promises that in spades right out from the very title.

An American woman is fleeing from a hurtful past into the English countryside where she meets a dashing gentleman who sweeps her off her feet. Unbeknownst to her, he's hiding an agenda that ties with her job and his noble family. The first part of this romance is centered around their easy, passionate fling. I enjoyed the flowing way it evolved fro
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Erin Lewis
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Review Deceit by Ava Harrison

I have no idea where to start with this review. Deceit is an extremely well written story that blew me away. It was a wonderful book to read and Ava Harrison had me riveted from the first to the last chapter as she wove her story.

Addison is fleeing from the news that her ex is getting married and she escapes to the countryside where she meets Olly. Oh what a man Oliver Blackthorn, the 16th Earl of Lockhart and 33rd in line to the throne is.

The chemistry and
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Kimberly Garner
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Done. Put a fork in me I am done. This book is so angst filled, ugh feels like she crushed my heart. Honestly, this world Ava built is something else. You get so caught up in the book you don't realize you are not actually a part of it. To me, that is pure gold. Having a relationship based on lies is a dangerous thing. I am not rehashing the plot..y'all can read, but this book...this book y'all will steal your soul. Told in dual pov, it's really easy to get sucked in when you know how each chara ...more
Sweet Spot Sisterhood Book Lover's Blog
I loved this storyline and the characters and what they were going through as well. It was a slower paced book than usual and it took me a bit to get it read, but loved the emotional journey the characters experienced.
Brenda
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
To be honest I didn’t really care for Oliver. I just bought I’d like this one after reading about Grayson but I was wrong.
Addison and Oliver really didn’t have a connection to me. The whole he’s an heir to the throne whatever was so boring.
TheSassyNerdBlog
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The first thing is first.

Oliver is 𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗘!
𝐌𝐈𝐍𝐄. 𝐌𝐈𝐍𝐄. 𝐌𝐈𝐍𝐄.


How to sum this book up in a few words? hmm...

𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞,
𝐀𝐥𝐥-𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠,
𝐁𝐞𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞,
𝐂𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠,
𝐀𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞,
𝐌𝐚𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭,
𝐀 𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝟓 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟗,
𝐏𝐔𝐑𝐄 𝐏𝐄𝐑𝐅𝐄𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍,
𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐚 𝐌𝐔𝐒𝐓 𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐃!


You've got amazing books, and then you've got Ava Harrison books. She is in a league of her own and Deceit is the prime example of why. It was incredible,... No, no... Actually, there is no word for how good this book was. I knew that going into this, it was go
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Books on Stereo
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Deceit is a deceivingly slow-burn. Harrison set ups our leads relationship only to use that cache to craft such a heart stopping ending. It's simply a must read for fans of Mariana Zapata.
Rebecca
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
How can something real come from secrets and lies?

That’s the question that Addison Pierce is left to struggle with once she learns who Oliver Blackthorn after her body and her heart were already his.

In Ava Harrison’s latest release, Deceit, she crafts quite the tumultuous love story - one that will hurt readers’ heads and hearts as they witness Addison and Oliver’s sizzling chemistry followed by a series of revelations that destroy a connection that could have been everything they had ever wan
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The Romance Enthusiast (Ruby)
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
I am in shock that my last four books have been five stars, its been bumped up to five books now! Deceit is a book you do not want to miss! Buy now, don’t wait or you’ll miss out!

Thank you Ava for blowing me out of the water and to Candi Kane Pr for putting me on the list for an ARC of this fabulous book. I will say it has been a while since I fell for a Brit, the last one I fell for was Jesse Lord of the manor. But Oliver *fans myself* is one that can easily be put on the same pedestal.

Let me s
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Vanessa (nessreads)
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 “To living” Stars!!!

Time and time again I ask myself if Ava can top her previous book. And honestly I don’t even know why I bother because it’s no question that she does every. Single. Time.

I was so taken with this story. The ability that Ava has to bring out all the emotions out of me, my gosh. I was hooked from the very beginning. All my senses revolved around Oliver and Addison. I couldn’t not not think about them. They consumed me and they were the only ones that mattered. Dear lord I was
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Patty
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes you start a book, and it's the one that you will listen to all night til it's over. I gave up sleep to finish this one! Ava Harrison has a way of weaving her stories so we are drawn in and invested in the characters' outcome! This story is about Oliver and Addison. Addison flees home to avoid her ex-boyfriend's wedding. Using work as an excuse, she finds a property owned by her father in England and begins to do research on development or resale of it. When she gets there, she meets Ol ...more
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